Blogs

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Rupert Gladstone develops large computer model ensembles to simulate ice flows in the Antarctic

Our first interviewee is Adjunct Professor Rupert Gladstone from the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland, Finland. Dr. Gladstone's research is on a highly impactful topic - how much the Antarctic Ice Sheet will contribute to global sea level rise over the coming centuries.

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Digitaalisuus lisää opiskelijan joustoja ja laajentaa huikeasti kurssitarjontaa

Digitaalisuus mahdollistaa korkeakoulujen aiempaa laajemman opetusyhteistyön. Opiskelijalle se tarjoilee jopa koko maailmanlaajuisen opintovalikoiman ja avaa tietä elämänmittaiseen opintopolkuun.

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Quantum leap requires big jump also in encryption of telecommunications

Tiq toq, tiq toq, the quantum clock is ticking. The internet turned 40 at the beginning of this year. Around the same time, in other places, ideas for a completely new kind of computer - a quantum computer - were being hatched. In the beginning, there were few interconnects between the two, but today these wonders of information technology are intimately entangled.

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Next steps for the EU’s AI Act: towards enabling regulation

The EU has embarked on an ambitious journey to become the first major global power to regulate the use of artificial intelligence. Two years ago, the European Commission made a proposal for an AI Act, greeted with enthusiasm by those who feel that regulation is needed to ensure safe use of AI, and with reluctance by those who fear that regulation will kill all AI innovation.

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LUMI’s first scientific showcases emerging

The European scientific community has been able to utilize LUMI, Europe’s fastest supercomputer, at full scale since December last year. In this post, I will go through some highlights from the early months as well as reveal some upcoming developments of the system.

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Efficient molecular dynamics simulations on LUMI

The main computing power of the LUMI supercomputer comes from its hefty GPU partition, which high performance has already been proven for several use cases, but how does the performance look like for molecular dynamics? Spoiler alert: it's excellent!

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How to solve a jigsaw puzzle with 1.56 billion pieces

Recently, this brute-force nature of docking has been put in jeopardy by the size of available small molecule collections: With modern compound libraries exceeding the billion scale, docking would suddenly take months or years, even with supercomputing resources at one’s disposal. But what if there were a faster way to predict a piece’s fit? This is where machine learning comes in.

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Pysyville tunnisteille kansallinen tiekartta

Pysyvistä tunnisteista (PID) on verkkoympäristössä selkeää hyötyä ja ne säästävät työtä. Jotta toimintamallit ja vastuut ovat selkeitä, Suomessa toimiva asiantuntijoista muodostuva PID-verkosto on vastikään julkaissut Kansallisen PID-tiekartan.

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CSC’s recommendations for the implementation of Finland’s digital compass, part 2: Focus on RDI

Digitalization must be seen above all as an enabler of research, product development, innovation and new competences. Finland's digital compass must reflect this. One of the key tools for developing competences is LUMI, a pan-European supercomputer located in Kajaani. LUMI is the third most powerful supercomputer in the world, and has been rightly identified in the key results of the digital compass.

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CSC’s recommendations for the implementation of Finland’s digital compass, part 1: Boosting data economy and the RDI ecosystem

The digital transformation is expected to be a game changer for the whole society. But do we fully understand the impact of digitalization, and what it requires at societal level?

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Better tailored care through advanced data transfer and analysis methods

Some of the most valuable insights generated by research come from the integration of complex datasets. It is therefore important to promote national computing and data storage services. This creates a strong foundation for data-intensive research in Finland.

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LUMI is officially here!

The second pilot phase of LUMI, using the system’s GPU capacity, is complete, system’s performance verified with accepted benchmarks, contract work completed and, therefore, LUMI is officially ready to serve European scientists in its full capacity!

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Digitaaliset kaksoset Tieteiden yössä

Digitaalinen kaksonen on fyysisestä tutkimuskohteesta tehty digitaalinen kopio, jossa yhdistyvät mallinnus ja havaintodata. Esittelimme Tieteiden yön verkkotapahtumassa CSC:llä kehitettävät digitaaliset kaksoset: ilmastokaksosen ja biodiversiteetin digitaaliset kaksoset.

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Global advantage through high-performance quantum computing

Quantum computers have the potential to provide a game-changing boost for science. For maximum benefit to society, quantum computers will need to merge with traditional high-performance computing. Here, international collaboration is of key importance for bringing the required expertise and know-how together.

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Building Europe’s future success through digital solutions for competence development

With digitalisation and globalisation, our lives are in constant transition, marked by the increase in competence requirements and the acceleration of the new learning cycle. This has been very well understood in Finland.

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CSC in the European EUDAT

The EUDAT membership allows CSC to offer its customers high quality data services based on EUDAT technology. EUDAT's B2 product family helps researchers manage their research data. For service providers, the EUDAT consortium enables the sharing of work between different centers.

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Finnish student team Revontuli took the third place in an international student supercomputer competition

CSC fielded Finland's first team in the international Student Cluster Competition (SCC), whose final was held in November 4-6. Team Revontuli (northern lights in Finnish) won the HPL Hero Run Challenge and finished 3rd overall among 10 university teams.

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Kohti yhteisiä oppimisalustoja

Oppimisen verkkotyökalujen käytössä on otettu vahvoja askeleita eteenpäin. Digiopetus on läsnä kaikessa opiskelussa ja oppimisen verkkotyökalujen käyttö on edistynyt myös pandemian aiheuttaman digiloikan jälkeen.

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Tailored EUDAT data services: use cases

Tailored EUDAT data services are designed to provide additional options to the common data services provided by CSC, while promoting good data management practices. In this blog, we will go through three examples of customized data services.

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The first Finnish team in the student supercomputer competition – follow the team on Twitter

CSC has put together Finland's first team for the international student supercomputer competition.

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